With improved interior materials, as well as the addition of a new trim level, the 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe achieves an average Total Car Scores in its segment.
Hyundai's high-performance sports coupe combines its distinctive styling with a level of performance, ride and handling rare for this price range. It is an exceptional value, especially when things like Hyundai's superior drivetrain warranty (10-years/100,000-miles) and a high level of standard equipment are considered.
The eye-catching exterior is matched by an attractive interior layout. The front seats are well-designed and comfortable while the instruments are intuitive. Despite a low-slung body, visibility is quite good. Not unexpectedly, there isn't much passenger room in the rear quarters. But the back seats fold down, making the 10-cubic-foot trunk far more versatile.
The Genesis Coupe is also quick to prove itself as a capable performer, particularly the V6 versions. However, it's going up against a trio of long-running favorites with traditional American nameplates, but the 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe gives prospective customers another serious candidate to consider.
The 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is available in six trim levels: 2.0T, 2.0T R-Spec, 2.0T Premium, 3.8 R-Spec, 3.8 Grand Touring and 3.8 Track.
The base model comes with an impressive level of standard equipment, including a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, trip computer, Bluetooth, and an audio system with CD and USB/iPod connectivity.
At the other end of the lineup, the V6-powered 3.8 Track version matches amenities like leather-trimmed heated seats, heated side mirrors and xenon headlamps with various performance features, such as upgraded Brembo brakes and a sport-tuned suspension.
Two engines are available. The 2.0 models are powered by a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder that generates 210 horsepower and 223 pound-feet of torque; the 3.8-liter V6 delivers 306 hp and 266 lb-ft. Depending on the trim, the four-cylinder turbo is linked to either a six-speed manual transmission or a five-speed automatic with manual shift control. Models with the V6 engine come with a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic with manual shift control.
Fuel economy for the turbo is EPA-rated at 21 mpg city, 30 mpg highway and 24 mpg combined with the manual transmission, 20/30/23 with the automatic. Estimated mileage for the V6 is 17/26/20 mpg (manual) or 17/27/20 mpg (automatic).
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